(Closed) Fast proposals: what's your story?

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My proposal was a bit disappointing to be honest. It’s something I’ve broached with my Fiance because I haven’t felt like he’s done anything to show me that getting married is something that means a lot to him.

Essentially, he blames time. His best friend got engaged over Christmas, which got him thinking about getting married. Then he said he saw a ring on sale, but it would only be on sale until midnight, so he picked it up. Only a few days later, I found out my mom’s cancer was terminal. So rather than waiting and planning something more grand…he pretty much just asked me while we were sitting on the couch watching TV one morning. I was wearing a snuggie. And his words were, “So…I got you this the other day. I was hoping you’d be my wife.”

I can understand the need for things to move more quickly because he knows it’s very important to me for my mom to be there, which is why our engagement is so short. But I still kind of wish he’d taken me out to dinner or something. Anything. I’ve talked to him about this some, but I don’t think he understands the value of it since it was pretty much assumed we’d get married at some point. I’m hoping that in time, memories of the wedding will be special enough to make up for the proposal, and maybe I will become more fond of the story over time.

We called my parents and told them and told his parents in person that day. He had already told most of his friends and family he was proposing, so they knew and were really excited for us when we told them (we went to a ST Patricks Day BBQ a friend was having, which was a great way to tell a bunch of people at once). I called some of my friends, about 90% of whom said something like “It’s about time!” or “I knew you were going to get married eventually, ever since we were Freshmen in college.”

Post # 4
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got engaged 10 months after we met. He got down on his knee with a ring and asked so it was pretty standard and he proposed in our house. We lived together a few months after we met. We had a long engagement (a year and a half) then a beautiful wedding with about 100 friends and family. Everyone knew wed get married they all said they could see we were meant to be from the start. We met 2 years and 2 months to the day before we got married. We have done great so far. 🙂

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